This combined degree in Human Services and Economics provides students with the skills and knowledge related to each of these areas of study and an in-depth understanding of how these fields inform and impact each other. The study of economics provides students with an understanding of how individuals, firms, governments, and other organizations behave and interact with each other at both a macro and micro level. The study and practice of human services organizations focus on the impact of economic conditions on individuals, families, and communities. Human services organizations and policies use economic theory to inform responses to societal and economic challenges. Students will pair this knowledge with an understanding of how economics uses data and economic reasoning to help decision-makers, businesses and governments develop better public policy. This degree provides students with both the theoretical and practical curricula utilizing interdisciplinary thinking about inequality and nonprofit/government responses.